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  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Lauderdale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why did you apply to both allopathic and osteopathic schools?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Say you get many acceptance letters, how will you decide which school to attend?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Tell me about Osteopathy?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments do anything else besides correct spinal or back problems? (I gave the example of frequent improvement in chronic asthma)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So you applied to both allopathic and osteopathic programs. How will you choose and why would you choose NOVA?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and a good glass of scotch the night before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school seems to have fantastic facilities and the new recreation building will be incredible. The library was also impressive. Can't complain about living in South Florida either. Their is also good opportunities for clinical "missions" in exotic South American villages and the rural Florida clinicals would also bring good experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Was very disappointed that the staff seemed to play the whole "DO is the only true patient-oriented doctor" game. Although this is mostly based off of my rather older gentlemen interviewers, I still got the impression that this mentality is prevalent. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Again not very happy about the DO/MD game. Also make sure that your letters are exactly what they want. I didn't remember reading anywhere that the clinical reference letter must come from a DO and not an MD. So make sure you have sent 4 letters: 2 science and 1 nonscience faculty as well as 1 from a DO." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a nice school and great facilities. True that the mandatory attendance is rather juvenile considering you would hope to be treated like an adult. The school does also offer free Kaplan prep courses before Step 1 & 2 and the curriculum seems to break for a brief study period before both." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

AmeriSuites (Plantation area)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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